Eli Wirtschafter

These citizens wanted better bike lanes. So they built them.

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon. Three guys riding bicycles meet on a corner in downtown San Francisco, where they disguise themselves as city employees. Sort of.

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Your Call: Brexit, the Grenfell fire, & the exploitation of US truck drivers

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, which killed at least 79 people. The tragedy has turned attention to deregulation, austerity and growing inequality in the UK.

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By Pixabay user ComfyTree. Licensed under Creative Commons CC0/cropped.

California Med & Rec rules combined ... Nevada rec laws stall ... Marijuana use increases at Oregon colleges, so do vehicle accidents in legal states ... and more.

Philosophy Talk: Habermas and Democracy

Jun 23, 2017

Could rational communication really be the foundation of democracy?   


It's not the Sholeswriter (see 1868 below).  Today is Friday, June 23, 2017, the 174th day of the year with 191 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 5:37am  
  • Sunset: 8:36pm

...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.  2% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 8:16pm

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, which killed at least 79 people. The tragedy has turned attention to deregulation, austerity and growing inequality in the UK.

Audrey Dilling

At the end of a narrow alley off of International Boulevard, through the open doorway of El ColectíVelo bike shop, I’m greeted by a young boy.

“R.B.! It’s the lady here for you!” he shouts.

“R.B.” are initials I’ll hear shouted out a lot of today. They stand for Reggie Burnett. He’s the leader here.

Eli Wirtschafter

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon. Three guys riding bicycles meet on a corner in downtown San Francisco, where they disguise themselves as city employees. Sort of.

Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons via flickr

It’s Pride week in San Francisco. This year, activities range from a barbecue for bisexuals to Friday’s trans march. The largest event is Sunday’s parade, and after political wins like gay marriage, the event has turned into a big party.

Corporate sponsors like Google, Whole Foods, and Bud Light have joined the fun, but that’s creating tension with activists. To many in the LGBT community, the election of Donald Trump is seen as a threat to hard-won political gains. 

Sarah Tan

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Under CC license from Flickr user Jill Clardy

It’s throw back Thursday, when we go back to the Summer of Love, in 1967...

Today’s music is by the Beau Brummels.  That sounds like a group from the current invasion of British music, but one of the band’s founders studied musical composition at San Francisco State College. Another member has performed solo in North Beach.  The Beau Brummels play regularly at the Morocco Room in San Mateo. 

Sights & Sounds: Cathie Caraker

Jun 22, 2017
Frank Revi / cropped and resized

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dance artist and teacher Cathie Caraker told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Almanac - Friday, 6/23/17

It's not the Sholeswriter (see 1868 below). Today is Friday, June 23, 2017, the 174th day of the year with 191 days remaining. Sunrise: 5:37am Sunset: 8:36pm ...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight. 2% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 8:16pm

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